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Archive – October, 2018

Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

Leeds man who died in A65 collision named

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He was 61-year-old Jonathan Jeffrey Viney from Leeds. Mr Viney died when the blue Suzuki GXS 1250 motorbike he was riding was involved in a collision with a silver Citroen Berlingo. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by Air Ambulance, but sadly died a short time later. Anyone who saw the incident or who […]

Appeal following spate of burglaries in York

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Offenders are targeting properties that are undergoing building work/restoration and stealing tools from within the properties. In particular, we are appealing for information about anyone who maybe selling cheap power tools. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Richard Tempest. You […]

Appeal following assault on taxi driver in York city centre

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Two women got into the victim’s dark coloured saloon taxi by the bus stop opposite Primark before one of the women became verbally abusive to the driver and struck him round the head. Both women then left the vehicle and walked off in the direction of Parliament Street. The suspect is described as white, medium build, aged […]

Appeal for information after a serious assault on a man on Bootham in York

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Police were contacted at 5.45am Wednesday 24 October 2018 to a report of a man who had been assaulted and received serious injuries to his face, as he and his girlfriend walked along Bootham. Following the assault, the couple fled to Gillygate where they contacted police. Police attended and Gillygate and portion of Bootham were closed […]

Scarborough detectives dismantle Liverpool-based “county lines” drug operation

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On 22 October 2018 the leader of the gang, Thomas Dean, 28, from Liverpool, was sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin. His co-conspirators, Adam Harwood, 27, of  Walton, Liverpool was jailed for six years and nine months and Christopher Michael O’Donoghue, 49 of  Cherry Lane,  Liverpool was jailed […]

Update on Gillygate, York incident – road now reopened

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Original release: Incident on Gillygate in York – please avoid the area We received a report at 5.45am this morning of an assault on Gillygate, York. A man was taken to York District Hospital with serious injuries. It is unknown at this stage how the injuries happened. Enquiries are ongoing to locate a man believed to […]